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Derek Brunson Explains Callout of Paulo Costa After UFC Vegas 22 Win

Following his win over Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22, Derek Brunson called out Paulo Costa. Derek Brunson is looking ahead to his next fight not even one day off his big win at UFC Vegas 22. Brunson defeated Kevin Holland via unanimous decision and already had a name for...

Derek Brunson Not Buying Paulo Costa’s Excuses After Poor Performance

Ahead of his UFC Vegas 22 fight with Kevin Holland, top middleweight Derek Brunson isn't buying Paulo Costa's excuses after getting beat down by middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. After the smoke cleared at UFC 253, champion Adesanya successfully defended his throne at middleweight and he did so in spectacular...

Paulo Costa Out Of April 17 Fight Against Whittaker, Possibly Postponed

In a month that was meant to provide many answers for the middleweight division, there is now one major question surrounding heading into April: Who will be Robert Whittaker’s opponent? As originally reported by AG. Fight, Paulo Costa has been forced to withdraw from his April 17 fight against Whittaker...

Adesanya Pleads With Paulo Costa To Accept “He Got His Ass Whooped”

After laughing off Paulo Costa’s recent explanation for why he lost at UFC 253, Israel Adesanya offered the Brazilian some straightforward advice. In the main event of UFC 253, Israel Adesanya came away with a one-sided victory over Paulo Costa. After picking Costa apart with a variety of strikes, Adesanya...

Paulo Costa Shares Why He Was Only 10-20% Against Israel Adesanya

Paulo Costa believes his loss to Israel Adesanya can be largely attributed to having a bit too much to drink the night before the fight. At UFC 253, Israel Adesanya turned on one of if not the finest performance of his career when he completely walked through Paulo Costa in...

Is the UFC Middleweight Division In Trouble Without Israel Adesanya?

There are some divisions in the UFC that have more drawing power than others. Take a look at the lightweight division, for instance, with so many stars at the top. That is one division that sees its fighters constantly headlining events. With Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier, and...

Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa Set for April 17 Headliner

UPDATE: UFC officials have confirmed that Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa is official for April 17. A middleweight bout with practically guaranteed title implications is headed to the spring UFC lineup if the targeted bout between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa is finalized. Sherdog is reporting that both the Robert Whittaker...

Dana White Says Paulo Costa’s Team Is ‘Terrorizing’ Him To Book Robert Whittaker Fight

Dana White says Paulo Costa and his team has been terrorizing him to book the Robert Whittaker fight. Ever since White revealed that Whittaker would need to get another fight before fighting for the title, many hinted at a fight with Costa. It makes sense from the rankings perspective, and...

Paulo Costa Team Calls For Interim Title Fight Against Whittaker

Paulo Costa’s manager is not letting up on a potential middleweight showdown between Costa and former champion Robert Whittaker. Paulo Costa and Robert Whittaker have two things in common: both have lost to current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and both will do anything to get that loss back in a...

Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa Targeted For March According To Manager

Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa may soon be sharing the Octagon together. According to Costa's manager, Wallid Ismail who spoke to Portal Do Vale Tudo, the UFC has already the Brazilian the fight and they are waiting on Costa. Ismail also says the interim middleweight title could also be on...

Dana White Loves Potential Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori Fight

Dana White loves the idea of Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa. After Vettori defeated Jack Hermansson on Saturday night, he called out Costa in his post-fight interview. Immediately, many fans loved the idea of the scrap and so too did UFC president, Dana White. “I love that fight. Love it,” White...

Marvin Vettori Changes Mind On Fighting Paulo Costa Following Callout

Marvin Vettori has changed his mind about fighting Paulo Costa after calling him out in his post-fight interview at UFC Vegas 16. After defeating Jack Hermansson via unanimous decision in the UFC Vegas 16 main event, Marvin Vettori sure spoke with certainty about whom he wanted next:  “Let’s go, Borrachinha! We’re...

Paulo Costa Says Robert Whittaker Fight Is ‘Very Close’ To Being Booked

Paulo Costa believes his next fight is very close to being booked. Costa is coming off a second-round TKO loss against Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title and called for a rematch. Yet, with "The Last Stylebender" being booked to fight Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title, the Brazilian...

Israel Adesanya Doesn’t Expect To Rematch Paulo Costa Ever, Compares It To McGregor-Aldo

Israel Adesanya doesn't expect to fight Paulo Costa ever again. In the main event of UFC 253, Adesanya and Costa finally met in one of the most anticipated fights of 2020. Both men were undefeated and UFC president, Dana White thought it would be the Fight of the Year. However,...

Israel Adesanya Believes ‘Homophobia’ Led To Overreactions Over UFC 253 Celebration

Israel Adesanya believes homophobia played a major role as to why so many people were angry over his UFC 253 celebration. After Adesanya TKO'd Costa to defend his belt, he humped the Brazilian as he got off him which caused Costa to be very mad at it after he saw...